The Prince of Egypt (DVD)

 

 

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Prince of Egypt Collectors Edition


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The Prince of Egypt Collectors Edition
Composed by Hans Zimmer
 

Rating: 6/10

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“The script and images tell the heartbreak of the story and the score comes in to emotionally nudge the audience ever-so-slightly at important moments.”

If Only for Two Tracks
by Christopher Coleman

This special release found in Wal-Mart's special PRINCE OF EGYPT collectors package, is a great release, despite its feeble six track length. There are two tracks by Hans Zimmer not released on The Prince of Egypt score CD and one vocal track which does appear on the released score. They are two very important pieces and equally enjoyable.

The two original score tracks sandwich samplings from the two other CD releases bearing the name of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT: THE INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM and THE NASHVILLE ALBUM. I own the inspirational version and found it only so-so, since none of the tracks appear in the film. God forbid that I ever own any Country and Western CDs! To my surprise the lone cut from the Nashville album is tolerable and, dare I say it, even enjoyable. In any case, these other tracks are not the reason to try to get your hands on this CD.

The score for THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is some of the freshest work Zimmer has produced and along with THE THIN RED LINE, represents a new and welcome style for the composer. This score was nominated for an Academy award for 1998 and should have won. THE PRINCE OF EGYPT was certainly one of the top scores for 1998.

For those that found the Original Score Release to THE PRINCE OF EGYPT as one of Zimmer's best works, I will heartily recommend the addition of this CD to their collection. This CD has quickly become scarce since leaving Wal Marts shelves; however. In the end, the two score tracks contained on the CD make it worth owning.


Rating: 6/10

 

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Track

Track Title Track Time  Rating
1 It's Only the Beginning 3:43  ****
2 Freedom 4:30  ***
3 The River 3:53  ***
4 Humanity 4:32  ***
5 Through Heaven's Eyes 3:36  ***
6 Chariot Race 6:37  ****
  Total Running Time (approx) 27 minutes  

 

 
   

 

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